No female artist has managed to fuse ethno-soul, jazz with ragga in one song as this 24-year old singer, songwriter, Nkulee Dube has done in such a short space of time since entering this challenging and yet exciting industry.
Born to the family a music legend, Nkulee Dube has big shoes to fill to preserve and sustain the name of her late father, Lucky Dube. Nkulee, who’s music can be classified as ethno-ragga fused with soul and jazz, is no stranger to the performance circuit and the music industry; she has been a backing singer and dancer for the late Lebo Mathosa and later Ntando Bangani.
She glides and slides with ease in between her songs as she traverses between ragga and ethno-soul as if she was born on stage. As a guest artist and backing vocalist Nkulee has been part of her late father’s band ‘One People’, and has performed at major festivals in Australia, Holland, Papa New Genea, French Gayana, etc.
Nkulee has already appeared in a compilation album released by Sillywalks Entertainment in Germany, where her song ‘Give it to me’ is amongst the world greatest reggae and ragga songs by artists such as Sizla. Also, Nkulee has featured on some of Skwatta Kamp members’ albums; Slikour and Nemza as featured artist.
A powerful performer, just like her father, Nkulee has shared the stage with the Jamaican reggae/ragga artist Sizla in countries such as South Africa, Uganda, and Kenya.
She is one to watch and could easily fill the shoes of the greatest South African performers, such as Brenda Fassie, Lucky Dube and Lebo Mathosa. More importantly, Nkulee is an artist in her own right with her own style